# Montpellier

Last year
England hooker to leave Exeter at end of season to join Montpellier
The Chiefs forward will head to France next year.
# Staying Put
Italy's Garbisi signs new contract with Top 14 finalists Montpellier
The 22-year-old originally had a deal until 2023 after joining the outfit from Treviso.
# Georgia on his mind
Georgia's Aprasidze sends Montpellier to Top 14 final
Montpellier will now meet Castres in next week’s final.
# Bonkers
Agony for Smith with late kick as Montpellier pip Quins in thrilling clash
The second leg at the Stoop was relentlessly entertaining.
# exemptions
Champions Cup games set to proceed as planned this month, says EPCR
French government travel exemptions will apply to clubs and match officials from the UK.
# doubt
Montpellier dealing with Covid outbreak nine days before Leinster clash
The French club are due to face Toulouse this Sunday in the Top 14.
All time
# Saga
Why have Leinster been left angry after ECPR awarded 28-0 win to Montpellier?
The Irish province had a matchday 23 cleared by the Irish authorities to travel.
# Cancelled
Leinster's game called OFF with Montpellier awarded bonus-point win
The French government is toughening rules on travel from the UK from midnight on Friday.
# Game on
Five players set for European debut as Leinster fire ahead with plans to travel to Montpellier
There were doubts yesterday about whether the fixture would go ahead.
# protocols
'We were doing scrums with masks on' - Leinster players wait on final call
A decision on the Covid-threatened clash with Montpellier will be made today.
# Away day
Final decision on Leinster's clash with Montpellier expected tomorrow
The game is scheduled to take place at GGL Stadium on Friday night.
# Challenges
Leinster press on for Montpellier clash despite Covid in both camps
Head coach Leo Cullen underlined the responsibility for his players to ‘do the right thing.’
# Wrap
Montpellier continue winning run against Perpignan, Racing lose at Castres
Elsewhere, Clermont hooker Yohan Beheregaray scored a hat-trick in the 39-11 home hammering of Biarritz.
# Montpellier
Burglary trial for France prop Haouas delayed until 2022
The 27-year-old is facing charges dating back to 2014 involving the alleged robbery of tobacconists.
# Hectic
Crowd trouble spoils thrilling comeback win for Marseille in Ligue 1 opener
Marseille railled from 2-0 down to defeat Montpellier 3-2.
# On the Move
Montpellier sign Italy out-half Paolo Garbisi
The 21-year-old joins from Benetton Treviso.
# Report
Leicester Tigers denied as Montpellier edge to European Challenge Cup glory
The Top 14 side triumphed at Twickenham.
# spot on
Mbappe scores twice but PSG need to win shootout to reach French Cup final
Spot kicks were required after the two sides were all square at 2-2 after normal time in Montpellier
# stinging
Wasps see off 14-man Montpellier to top Champions Cup pool
Over to you, Leinster…
# Champions Cup
Big guns holstered as Leinster begin another European assault
Leo Cullen’s pack won’t use a complicated set of calls in Montpellier as they bring 11 Ireland internationals back in the side.
# big dev
Toner 'at peace' if Ireland's call doesn't come again
‘If someone gets injured, would you pick the 34-year-old who has 70 caps or give the young guy a chance?’
# Draw
Leinster's supply to Ireland means challenge for start of Champions Cup campaign
Stuart Lancaster and co. will take on Montpellier and Northampton in the pool stages.
# Investigation
World Rugby vice-chairman Laporte placed in police custody for questioning
The chief organiser of the 2023 World Cup has also been questioned.
# irlandais
21-year-old Daniel Brennan promoted to Montpellier's senior squad
The former France U20 international has already played in the Top 14 and Champions Cup.
# Switch
World Cup winner Reinach to link up with Pollard after completing Top 14 move
The 30-year-old scrum-half is on his way to Montpellier.
# Pastures new
Springboks' double World Cup winner to join Cheetahs
Francois Steyn will leave Montpellier this summer, it has been confirmed.
# Pastures new
Vern Cotter to take over as Fiji rugby head coach
Chairman Francis Kean says the acquisition is ‘an investment and a coup’ for the country.
# Exit
Late heartbreak for Connacht in thriller with Montpellier
The Westerners recovered from a 21-0 deficit but were ultimately beaten in a dead-rubber in Pool 5.
# depth chart
Connacht's Marmion sets out to ensure he's not Ireland's forgotten man at 9
The scrum-half returns to the Connacht team for the first time since November against Montpellier today.
# Updates
Marmion returns ahead of Connacht's final Champions Cup game, Fitzgerald ruled out for rest of the season
Head coach Andy Friend says the scrum-half is in back in full training before their showdown with Montpellier.
# Review
Saracens keep Champions Cup defence alive, four sides now confirmed for quarter-finals
Rhys Carre’s early red card made life difficult for his side.
# comedown
Rough return to club rugby for Pollard as Donnacha Ryan's Racing see off Montpellier
The Springbok World Cup winner left eight crucial points behind him in Paris.
# Altercation
'Erratic' Neymar criticised for goading opponents after PSG victory
‘We must not have been brought up the same way,’ said Montpellier forward Andy Delort.
# Ugly scenes
PSG goalkeeper appears to be hit by a bottle as Neymar inspires late comeback
The reigning Ligue 1 champions recovered strongly to beat Montpellier, though the victory was marred by an unfortunate incident involving Keylor Navas.
'In a weird way, that's actually what builds this team. It makes you have character'
Andy Friend’s Connacht will have a ‘red-hot crack’ at Toulouse after beating Montpellier.
# Dogged
Friend's Connacht overcome injury crisis to notch impressive win over Montpellier
Conor Fitzgerald’s penalty edged the western province to their impressive victory.
Connacht v Montpellier, European Rugby Champions Cup
Catch up on all the action as Andy Friend’s side scored a thrilling win over the Top 14 outfit.
# french visitors
Injury-depleted Connacht out for stirring win on return to Champions Cup
Andy Friend’s men welcome Top 14 outfit Montpellier to Galway this afternoon.
# Team news
Healy and Dillane return from injury in Connacht team to face Montpellier
Head coach Andy Friend is, however, missing several important players due to injury.
# Fronting Up
Dillane keen for Connacht tempo against heavyweight Montpellier
The 26-year-old second row makes a timely return on Sunday in Galway.